|Birth: ||Dec. 30, 1880|
|Death: ||Aug. 23, 1947|
Chris Graves was born in Waynesville, Pulaski County, Missouri. He was the son of Champ Connor Graves and Sarah Taylor-Graves out of Livingston County, KY.
He was married in Lawrence Co. Arkansas to Bell Zora Whitlow-Nelson on April 29,1903. They moved to KY, but later returned to Arkansas where Bell died in 1920. He never remarried.
Chris was a man of the timber, because he spent a lot of years working in it. His travels took him from the woods of Ky, AR, Texas, and Colorado, to California. Cancer over took him in 1947, and his son Golden took him back to Arkansas to be buried by his dear wife Bell, in Newark. He lived about two months after his return to Arkansas.
His father had died when he was a young man, and he and his brother took his ill father and his mother back to Ky, to the old home farm so his father could be buried there. That place was called Gum Springs, and the farm had been in Chris's mother's family, and was known as the Taylor Farm, later called the Graves Farm.
Chris was the father of perhaps 7 children, four reached adulthood, and outlived him. They are all gone now.
He was my grandfather.
Delores Alberta Graves Polston (1904 - 1959)*
Lance Reeves Graves (1906 - 1923)*
Maintained by: Barbara Baker
Originally Created by: C&P * LaPlante Files
Record added: Apr 01, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18731622